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Photodegradation of a laser dye in a silica gel matrix
Author(s): Wallace L. Glab; Mark Bistransin; Walter L. Borst
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the results of preliminary measurements of the fluorescence properties of a laser dye in a silica gel matrix, produced through solgel processing techniques. These measurements enable observation of the effects of photodegradation of the dye by intense pulsed laser radiation with intensities characteristics of dye laser pumping. Time decay and spectral properties of the fluorescence from dye-doped gels were measured before and after photodegradation, yielding information about the effects of the gel matrix on the dye, its photodegradation, and recovery of the dye fluorescence with time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1497, Nonlinear Optics and Materials, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46797
Show Author Affiliations
Wallace L. Glab, Texas Tech Univ. (United States)
Mark Bistransin, Texas Tech Univ. (United States)
Walter L. Borst, Texas Tech Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1497:
Nonlinear Optics and Materials
Cyrus D. Cantrell; Charles M. Bowden, Editor(s)

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